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Sep 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
down towards the split. our next stop 66 headed eastbound in virginia. all clear, nice and green. you're moving at speed here through centreville and ending with a glance at 95 headed southbound. near the thornburg area we're getting word of some brush fires taking away some lanes for drivers right before route 3. you're definitely going to want to watch for crews. my advice, avoid this if you can. 95 and thornburg avoid it if you can. >>> hurricane earl is continuing to spin towards the east coast. it's forecast to at least graze north carolina's outer banks or more late thursday but virginia's governor isn't taking any chances. governor bob mcdonnell will declare an emergency later this morning. 9news now's kristin fisher has the latest. >> reporter: well current forecast put the eye of the storm hitting just about 200 miles east of virginia beach but governor bob mcdonnell is not taking any chances. he wants to go ahead and declare an emergency today just in case earl comes closer to making landfall so the national guard and state manual personnel have enough time to get in pl
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
, virginia. the gop promises to repeal democrat's health care reform package if it wins back the house in november. >>> barring last-minute action, teresa lewis will be executed tonight in virginia. she pleaded got ordering the murders of her husband and stepson. governor mcdonnell rejected two requests. >>> also today a sit-down meeting between the presumptive next mayor and the school chancellor. kristin fisher is live outside of the wilson building. >> we don't know if we will have a definitive answer as to what will happen with rhee today but at the very least we should be getting some kind of indication as to how their relationship will be progressing in the weeks leading up to november's general election. this has been the dominant issue ever since vince gray won the democratic primary last week. rhee signaled she has no long- term interest in working for gray. one day after his primary victory she called the win devastating for dc school children. that's not the kind of statement you are likely to make if you are hoping to impress your new job and keep your job but for gray's pa
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
away from the bridge. take you to the beltway in virginia, lanes are wide open from braddock up to 66. nice, clean and green. 270, good morning, maryland, heading southbound, no incidents or accidents. a good amount of volume building between germantown road making your way to montgomery village avenue. now over to andrea. >> thank you, angie. >>> at the top of the hour, here are the stories happening today. bermuda officials are heading out to assess the damage caused by hurricane igor. the storm passed 40 miles to the west of the island but weakened to a category 1 hurricane. parts of bermuda were flooded from the heavy rain. over 19,000 people in the british territory are without power this morning. >>> prosecutors in michigan are holding a press conference today to announce more charges against the suspected serial killer. police believe he stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is a suspect in two stabbings and hammer attack in leesburg, virginia. his attorneys expect prosecutors to charge his client with at least one murder and three to four attempted murder charges. >>>
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
nutley. keeping it moving the next check is 495 in virginia watching the congestion build around the braddock road area up to 66 you are fine. what you are looking at here is 270. heading southbound you have volume between germantown road to 370. on the outer loop, you are looking at plus seven minutes make it from new hampshire to georgia. no incidents or accidents or along the way. and finally wrap with a map. route 4, branch avenue, crane highway, watching volume pick up. no major problems to report in these neck of the woods. it is 6:01. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. it is back to school today in northern virginia. a dozen districts return including fairfax, arlington, louden and prince william counties. we will have a live report from vienna in four minutes. >> the former jetblue flight attendant who made national headlines last month heads to court. steven slater told off passengers, grabbed a beer and went down the emergency chute. he is charged with criminal mischief. >>> the u.s. is bidding to host the 2018 to 2022 eve
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> thank you, angie. >>> let's check on how things are in leesburg, virginia. kristin fisher is live tracking our storm alert. some are seeing rain, others reason. what are you seeing, kristin? >> we are seeing more rain now. it has been stop and start throughout the morning. when i first saw you at 5:00 there was pouring rain and then 5:30 no rain. and now we are in between. if you look at the street light you can see how much rain we are getting right now. nothing too crazy whatsoever but certainly enough to have some sort of an impact on the morning commute if you are heading in to the washington, d.c. area from loudoun county. also take a look at this video that our photographer gregos shot earlier this morning, just outside of dulles airport. you can see the rain is really coming down strong right there. and that's what we have been worried about all morning long is the flash flooding. could that type of rain lead to flash flooding. and here and throughout much of the washington area we are under a flash flood watch until 8:00 this morning. right through the heart of the morning
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
inches in the west. in virginia four plus. see the bull's eye, that is four to five inches between now and friday morning. much of that between now and let's say tomorrow afternoon. we will get hit hard in to tonight and during the day on thursday. especially during the morning. temperatures cooler, upper 60s to low 70s. frederick, 75 there. only 71 here in washington. the day at a glance, mostly cloudy this morning, 65 by 9:00. late shower is possible. 69 for the drive home. angie, 4:31. >>> hope you are off to a great wednesday. we are waking up to construction. no big deal, right. 95 southbound, you want to watch for it at 198. we are losing a couple of right lanes because of it. the beltway, everything is clear from 95 to 270. there is roadwork set up past the georgetown pike area but it should be clearing in the next half hour or so. back to the maps, route 4, route 5 and 301, everything is checking out okay. no incidents or accidents on the maps. an then we want to take you over to virginia and show you the beltway out this way. lanes are wide open on the inner and outer loop
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 7:00pm EDT
alert that could keep green in your pockets. virginia plans to hold the fourth annual sales tax holiday on energy efficient products next month and that means if you buy appliances certified by the energy star or water sense program you won't have to pay any sales tax. the holiday applies to items worth $2,500 or less and the holiday runs october 8th to october 18th. >>> if two of the nation's largest discount carriers are joining forces. southwest airlines is buying airtran. the cost $1.4 billion. that will give southwest a larger hold of the market by expanding its service in to 37 stu cities including atlanta. >> it has the potential to add more than 20% to our annual revenues or $2 billion a year. >> reporter: southwest is expected to take over airtran's slots at reagan national offering at least 11 flights in and out of the airport. of course none of that may happen for months because the deal has to be approved by the regulator and stockholders. >>> work to extend metro to dulles means a commuter alert this week. in two hours the eastbound lanes of the dulles toll road wil
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
are open father hurley to the split. virginia commuters, good morning to you as you head 66 from route 50 the the beltway. a-okay. no incidents or accidents to report. and same on 95 and 395. all lanes are open, as well. be extra careful out there and heading to work this morning. back to you. >> thank you. >>> well, this morning big changes await commuters who travel to the pentagon metro station. the defense department is making security improvements after a gunman opened fire at the pentagon check point last march. kristin fisher has more on how the changes will affect commuters. good morning, kristin. >> good morning. the changes are going to take some getting used to, but the good news is that it shouldn't add too much time to your typical morning or evening chew. now, these changes are in response to what happened here last march when john patrick bedell opened fire on two guards at a security check.to the pentagon. ever since, the department of defense officials wanted to move the check point farther away from the entrance to the building. finally this morning they are sta
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
. it will require major action from maryland and virginia. >>> troubled hollywood star lindsay lohan is due in court. she admitted last week she failed a drug test and that could result in her heading back to jail. >>> comedian stephen colbert heads to captiol hill today. he will testify before a house committee on immigration reform. a spokeswoman says he is serious. this isn't a stunt. >>> also people in one northern virginia commune will begin to pick up thank you the pieces their lives and homes were ruined by a fire. the neighborhood is in manassas near summer lake. kristin fisher is live with the story. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. you neophytes are still working to out -- firefighters are still working to put out a few hot spots but the bulk of the fire is out but not before three moments were destroyed anding aseverely damaged. the fire started at 3:00 yesterday afternoon. neighbors say they heard a very loud bang and then saw two houses quickly engulf in flames. then those flames spread to a third, fourth, eight houses total. neighbors say it looked like dominoes falli
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
people out there because they can get knocked down, swept away. >>> tonight in virginia beach, things are calm. but the winds were 40 miles an hour a bit earlier out there. earl skirted just far enough off the shore to offer a small taste of what could come as some folks were braving the waves of the the high winds did a bit of damage. the weekend music festival went on without a switch. >>> a gunman sparked excitement in the lobby and took three people hostage. folks sounding surprisingly calm. >> where are you located? >> there is a hostage discovery building. discovery. there is someone in the building with guns. >> there are people on the floor on the bidding? -- building. >> yes, i can see them. >> five gunshots in the main lobby of one discovery place. silver spring, maryland. five gunshots. >> he may have his arms to his body. >> he has hostages. >> how many? >> we may have three. three hostages in the situation. >> tonight investigators still looking for the car lee may have driven to the scene. >>> well, the washington humane society says its mission is to protect the
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 5:00am EDT
forcing families our of their homes. it happened last night in manassas, virginia. this fire spread quickly between close-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smok
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 5:00am EDT
though on 95 prince william parkway, all the way to the mixing bowl, looking good in virginia. maryland, good morning to you as we check our maps, route 4, rout 5 and 30 , zooming in an not seeing years here. let's go back outside an check our live camera here. this time on the outer loop from 95 to georgia. looking good. no problems op the inner loop as well at inbound new york avenue in dc. no problems throughout the district. back to angie. >>> if you are a redskins fan this morning and you have not heard it is time to celebrate. washington opening the 2010 regular season by winning a nail biter last night against the cowboys. here's how it ended. romo threw what would have been the winning touchdown as time ran out, but one of his lineman was called for holding redskins orakpo. day owens has reaction from fedex field. >> 101st first cowboys reskins game. wow! what can you say? it went down to the final play of the game. and when the smoke cleared, he red -- the redskins had a hard- fought victory. >> very pleased with our team. heck of a job when you move the bam ball like
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 5:00am EDT
frederick county, maryland down to parts of northern virginia. on live doppler 9000 hd, i have zoomed in to loudoun, northern prince william counties. you can see it there. west of fairfax county. i need doppler, please, control room. you can see on route 50, 6:59, out of 234, if you keep going north, west of dulles and heavy rain. these are torrential downpours and they are out to upperville. northern faulkier in to loudoun right now, maybe eastern frederick, virginia seeing the heaviest of the rain. we will continue to watch that. the temperatures this morning in this tropical air mass are in the upper 60s to low 70s and with a good jumping point i think it will be a warm afternoon. especially since we will get sunshine out here. mid-70s by 9:00. showers an but as we head to the middle of the day and this afternoon, more sunshine, breezy and warm, upper 70s to maybe even 85 for a high. we'll talk about more rain coming by thursday. it is 5:01 and that means it is time for traffic. >> thank you, howard. good morning, everybody. overall not a bad start to our tuesday morning co
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
alternate. take you to the northbound trip on 95 in virginia. slow between the prince william parkway and 123 and approaching the fairfax county parkway. 395, drivers are also stuck in a delay stretching from edsall to seminary. 270 southbound is how we will wrap up. marylanders right now more drivers are hitting the road. we are tracking them from germantown road to 370. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. treasury secretary, timothy geithner will testify later today before lawmakers. the obama administration is taking a tougher stand with china. lawmakers say china exporters have an unfair price advantage making it harder for for american companies to compete the u.s. >>> a relief well could be completed today at the site of the largest oil spill in the nation's history. the broken well that caused the spill in the gulf of mexico could finally be sealed for good by sunday. it has been capped since mid july. >>> new figures were just released for the cost of phase two of the dulles metro rail project. the metropolitan airport
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
. inner loop a colesville and finally in virginia good news to wrap this up. no accidents reported on 95, 395, 66 is slow between 50 and 123. it is 6:01. andrea, back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. supreme court justice elena kagan meets with her colleagues for the first time. the nine justices will decide which cases to take up in their new term. it begins on monday. >>> new ramps are open at the telegraph road interchange. watch for the signs to guide you. the ramps are opening two months ahead of schedule. >>> and nearly four years after they were approved by voters, maryland's first slot parlor opens in perryville off of 95 in cecil county. the parlor is opening this morning at 8:00. three days ahead of schedule. >>> also this morning, new security measures are put in to place at a busy metro station and it could affect your morning commute. you will see the changes today at the pentagon metro station on the blue and yellow line. kristin fisher is live in arlington with the story. >> good morning, kristin. >> good morning. these chan
CBS
Sep 18, 2010 1:35am EDT
the only chance a virginia woman has to avoid execution. virginia governor bob mcdonnell denied clemency. she is the only woman on virginia's death row. she is the first woman to be executed in nearly a century. they convicted her to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. her execution is scheduled for next thursday. >>> we just made some calls and the capitol hill police have not yet released the name of the man killed right near the u.s. botanical gardens today. but officers say the man pointed a gun at them and when they ordered him to drop it he didn't do it so they shot him dead. no word on what sparked the whole thing. >>> and a heart-breaking accident in silver spring has left a toddler strangled to death. the 18-month-old's father found the little boy all entangled in the drapery cord inside their apartment this afternoon. a police officer rushed the father and the child in thinks police cruiser to a nearby hospital, but it was just too late. neighbors at the apartment complex are in shock. some say they had no idea window cords could be so deadly. >> i w
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
sections pull in to west central virginia. in a few hours we will start to see a lull. we are not done with the rain yet. the tropical connection going to the atlantic and looks like another wave may be forming so that more rain could be tonight in to tomorrow. and with all of the rain we have had, the light greene county, the entire metro region, southern maryland, culpeper, up to pennsylvania, the northern neck, all under flood warnings at this hour. many of these go through mid afternoon and may be extended beyond that because there's more rain out there. tracking live doppler 9000 hd in is chief meteorologist topper shutt. >> thank you, hb. we are not done yet. you have to go back to floyd to see the totals east of town and some of us that remember agnes in ' 72 where we had a foot of rain across the area. start with live doppler and talk about the totals. the bull's eye has been east of town. eight inches to the south. ten inches, unbelievable totals even inland a little bit we are talking five and three inches. everyone has received at least two or three inches of rain with this
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 11:00pm EDT
potomac river and connects charles county maryland with king georges county, virginia. the bottleneck is inevitable. >> it is very frustrating. >> the kids get frustrated and want to get out and do something. it's kind of hard. >> reporter: on this labor day, the backup stretched more than four miles. >> they need a couple more legs. >> reporter: mary and her son stayed at the beach for eight hours waiting for the traffic to clear. >> we waited so long so we could get across without having to get stuck. >> i had a good time so i'm not going to complain. >> reporter: in fact, after a beautiful holiday weekend, few travelers were complaining about the long, slow ride home. >> you know, anita, locals on both sides of the potomac have been talking about improving and expanding the bridge since 2006. there was money for the planning stages but not for construction. again, right here at the bay bridge, traffic is heavy but it is moving right along. reporting live, i'm andrea mccarren, 9news now. >> thanks, andrea. >>> from a few hours, the metro's red line should be completely reopened agai
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
afternoon and evening. they are gone now. a few light showers in ohio and west virginia but around here generally clear. we could see 30s or 40s here. 60s and 70s across the board. 73 national. dew point in the 60s and a light wind out of the north at three miles an hour. nationally, we have some showers out in the rockies in the southwest. this moisture is feeding in to a developing storm system in the northern plains and once again rough weather ahead of this. showers and storms through wisconsin approaching chicago later on and could cause flight delays an that's a popular spot for folks to go through. the front operating milder air from the warm hot air will be lifting north of us. other than a possibility of a couple of storms this afternoon, we should have a lot less action than yesterday and then this front, this is coming on friday in to saturday morning. this will be our savior. cool us back down to the 80s on saturday an 70s on sunday. our seven-day forecast, 92 today. 94 tomorrow. isolated storm today. and look at this, monday, tuesday, wednesday, upper 70s to low 80s wi
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
have done the same for the coastal regions of maryland and virginia, but some tourists refuse to let hurricane earl ruin their fun in the sun. >> our 18th year here and i'm not ready to photo new york and get in the routine. >> reporter: red cross shelters are set up for those that don't have a place to ride out the storm? a shelter is never the best place to live in but we will make sure they have a place to sleep, are dry and have food to eat. >> reporter: supplies they hope won't be needed this time around. karen brown, cbs news, north carolina. >> hurricane earl's arrival has affected rail travel along the east coast. amtrak says it will close the route used by some regional trains in virginia, specifically the routes for the tide water area which take riders to new port news and hampton roads area. down load our free hurricane tracker at wusa9.com. click on weather. >>> investors on wall street enjoy a triple dig rally while british petroleum continues the efforts to try to clean up its image. that's coming up. >>> welcome back. no problems traveling from the eastern shore to wa
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >>> >>> students in virginia joined the rest of the region and returned to school. summer vacation ended for a dozen school districts in northern virginia including the largest district in the region, fairfax county. kristin fisher spent the morning at james madison high school in vienna. >> good morning madison students, faculty and staff. welcome back. >> how are you feeling the first day of school? >> tired. just waking up. >> nervous but excited. >> i'm really excited to see my friends i haven't seen over the summer. >> happy to have them out of the house an back learning. >> reporter: fairfax county has some of the best schools in the country but also one of the biggest school systems in the nation. that means they have seen a spike over the last few years in enrollment. at the same time the school system is dealing with budget cuts. >> over the last few years we have had to make cuts across the board in the classrooms, increasing class size, decreasing services in the schools. secretarial, custodial, assistant principal. the list goes on. this year we have not made additional
CBS
Sep 5, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. small person. set a record in buffalo today. the 43-year-old alexandria, virginia, resident still hungry after the contest. she ate another 20 hot wings. >>> still ahead on 9 news now on this sunday night, how to protect your valuable possessions and luggage while rushing through the airport. and a frightening fall for a friend at one labor day party this weekend. that story is next. >>> to answer armando's question, i think we will have a repeat performance tomorrow. a little warmer by afternoon. let's start with our wake up weather. take a look at the temperatures. 40s and 50s. we will warm up quickly. if there is a downside today, we have ragweed through the roof. and your forecast coming up. >>> frightening moment for family and friends at a labor day party in philadelphia when a deck collapsed. fell about 20 feet. witnesses say it just buckled under the weight of everybody on it. >> frightening. frightening just to see your family, you know, between a roof like that. >> somebody could have gotten killed. scary. >> in my mind i went like what the heck is going on. >> i don't w
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 7:00pm EDT
woman on virginia's death row. teresa lewis is scheduled to be executed in just about two hours. she met with her family, the spiritual advisor and other supporters in the greenville correctional center in virginia today. she faces a death penalty in the murders of her husband is the stepson eight years ago. both the u.s. supreme court and the governor, bob mcdonald, they have now declined her request for clemency. >>> today, governor mcdonald released the results of the private audit of the virginia department of transportation. and the results were less than impressive. that investigation found hundreds of millions of dollars, actually went unspent while of course, drivers around here, they were sitting in traffic. the governor called the problem, missing management. and he said that the money could have paid for the roadside mowing, rest stop, or the other workers salaries. >>> in the meantime, they are wondering if keeping those shoulder lanes on i-66 open all the time would help ease some of the traffic on the the highways. right now, those lanes, they are only open during the rush
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 7:00pm EDT
delaware to richmond, virginia, on one gallon of gas. meet the local designers making it happen. >>> and as of next year, 6,000 more cars are coming to one small section of northern virginia where the traffic is already a disaster. one what congressman is doing to try to help. chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet?  >>> well they're telling us to look for a rush hour nightmare when the new department of defense building opens along i- 395 in alexandria next year. that building, part of the brack realignment plan, will house some 6400 employees, but it was built nowhere near a metro station and several studies show that the influx of cars could add 2 hours to everyone's commute along the corridor. well tonight the three top d.o.d. officials will take questions at a town hall meeting hosted by jim moran. >> we have impending chaos here if t
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
virginia, no incidents to report are. back to you. >>> right now we're following breaking news. we've received word of a shooting on capitol hill and c streets. right now they set up a command post. one person has been transported to the hospital. we don't know who was shot or y we have a crew headed to the scene. and we'll bring you any new details as soon as we get them. >>> here's a quick look at some of the stories happening today. virginia's governor will decide whether to grant clemency to teresa lewis. she's on death row for plotting the deaths of her husband and stepson. >>> boards of you'll inside the and continental airlines will vote on their merger. uniteddest coast shub at dulles -- hub is at dulles airport. >>> as the world turns ends his show after 30 years. >>> imagine adding two more hours to your morning commute. that is what some new studies is suggesting will happen when a new defense building will open its doors. there's a potential traffic nightmare. >> to ask us in any way to this situation and add cars is absurd and insult to our intelligence. >> reporter: that
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the virginia, north carolina border. that's a hurricane watch and also a tropical storm uh, warning. so, a no mandatory evacuations in virginia beach just yet, but plenty of people are clearing out of the way. bruce leshan is live down in ocean front, bruce? >> reporter: hey, topper, this family is among those who are not clearing out. check it out. they're about to get married right down here on the beach. they say you're lucky your major is lucky if you get married when it rains and they said they must have hit the lottery. >> like shakespeare, captain mark hodges figures discretion is part of valor. he's planning to ride out earl on dry land. >> 60 miles, you know, would be very risky if you break down, nobody's going to want to come get you and you're stuck out there in the middle of a hurricane. i'd be sunk by midnight, probably. >> thousands of tourists are packing up the kids and boogie boards and leaving the ocean front early. >> we're heading back to indiana one day early. we're going to skip out one day. >> do you guys want the vacation to end early? >> mm-mmm. >> we can d
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 6:30pm EDT
a lot. >>> also tracking this for us, we're in virginia beach giving us a look at conditions there. winds are whipping up, bruce. >> yeah, anita, it is hard to believe that we could be looking at tropical storm-force winds here and heavy, heavy rain and flooding in just about 36 hours from right now, because at this point it is a spectacular day down here in virginia beach. earl is about 800 miles behind me out to sea, and the expectation is that it will turn right just off of hatteras. the hurricane watch extends to the north carolina state line which is about 10 to 20 miles from where i stand right now. excuse me, the hurricane warning extends there. and we're in the hurricane watch area. there are red flags flying here. the surf is already dangerous. but as you might imagine, the surfers are having an absolute blast. it is a little bit flat right now, but the sets are about chest high and there are a ton of surfers out. come to the left unsee this giant sand berm they built here. you can perhaps see some of the kids that are playing here. this is a big, big weekend down here in
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
coast. aside from north carolina, virginia and maryland declared states of emergency. howard bernstein is tracking the storm and his forecast is just ten minutes away. affect a spectacular day on wall street yesterday. and investors are saying let's get one more like yesterday. but that could very well depend on testimony this morning from the head of the federal reserve. checking the numbers for you. the dow is at 1028 t after adding 254 points yesterday. that was a gain of 2.5%. the nasdaq and s&p 500 added 3% in trading yesterday, thanks to surprising strong manufacturing numbers that came out yesterday morning. >>> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will be on the hot seat this morning. he is speaking before a panel investigating a wall melt down. he led the economy as the federal reserve took extraordinary measures town correct hundreds of billions of dollars in to the battered financial system. investors will be listening for anything he has to say about the concern state of the financial system and the economy. >>> good news for the local job market. the district, m
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
by this can learn they are not alone. >>> here is what's in the news now. virginia's governor will talk with the tea party for the first time. republican bob mcdonald will address a convention next month in richmond. the woman accused in the deadly drunk driving crash now faces a manslaughter crash. she crashed her car into an restaurant september 8th. did you hear about this? a man in kentucky says he's not guilty of murdering his wife because he had too much caffeine the day of the crime. the lawyer for woody smith says his client was sleep deprived and insane. reason? maybe. >> i'm not a lawyer. >> we'll see how it plays out in court. >>> let's get to the weather. it's beautiful out there. it's beautiful and crisp. tomorrow will feel more like summer. your moms like me.com bus stop forecast. i think you need a jacket, sweatshirt, something. it's really nippy out there. we have 40s in spots. the sun is coming up here in about 40 minutes. 64 at 9. 74 at noon and 79 for the drive home. tonight clear to partly cloudy. not as chilly as this morning but still many 50s the low 60s with
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 4:00am EDT
gathering in northern virginia. >> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that went to 2001-2003. >> reporter: but he says we can't afford to extend tax cuts for families who earn more than $250,000 a year. >> to do it we'd have to borrow $700 billion over -- over the course of ten years. and we just can't afford it. >> reporter: republican leaders say, we can't afford not to. >> no recovery will take place if we impose new taxes on the people we need to create jobs. >> reporter: over the weekend, house republican leader john boehner suggested he might be willing to compromise, and vote for middle-class tax cuts, even if the wealthiest had to pay more. but in a new statement, he toed the party line. republicans are unified, he wrote on twitter, to boost our economy we need to stop all tax hikes and cut spending now. a recent cbs news poll found 56% of americans are in favor of getting rid of tax breaks for the wealthy. a view that seems to favor the president's plan. but some democrats aren't so sure. >> i don't think raising taxes on any income group makes any sense
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Sep 22, 2010 12:00pm EDT
commonwealth of virginia. lewis was convicted for paying and providing sex in exchange for the murders of her husband and stepson. she pleaded guilty in 2003. the trigger men in the case got life sentences. lewis' appeal was rejected yesterday by the u.s. supreme court. >>> we now know the name of the woman murdered outside her prince george's county apartment. neighbors say the woman was moving out of her old apartment on green belt road into a home that she had just purchased. it is believed that her killer attacked her when she returned to the apartment to move things. at this point her killer is still on the loose. >>> movers are coming to the rescue of a woman evicted from her apartment. her items took up several blocks of a neighborhood in northwest washington. the center of it all 11th street and otis place in the columbia heights area. chris ten fisher is live to tell us exactly what's going on now. >> reporter: you know, we've heard so much recently about foreclosures and evictions. but it's another thing to really see it. for this one woman in columbia heights, this i
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Sep 10, 2010 4:30am EDT
morning. manassas, manassas park 57. went chester way out in northern virginia, 54 degrees hugging the west virginia border and a mixture of 80s and easton and cambridge at 61 and 64. a lot of clear skies this morning. we will experience more sunshine later on today. a few clouds here and there. the 9:00, noon and 5:00 forecast shows a cool morning and temperatures in the 70s by 10:00 or 11:00. 75 noon. and 77 this afternoon. don't have to worry about the pollution being a problem, but yes it will be another one of those sniffly days if you are a ragweed sufferer. >> at least it is friday, right. that's something to look forward to. hope everybody is off to a great morning. on the roadways not all clear out almost one tieup to tell you about in silver spring area. eastbound university is closed at dennis avenue. we have downed wires in the area, as well. avoid the area. you can do that by using edgewood lane as an alternate. on the outer loop, everything is moving clearly here. the live shot at university a great example of that. we are tracking the 495 drive in virginia where you are
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Sep 17, 2010 7:00pm EDT
is over, and i'm okay. >> this is bruce leshan. the only woman on virginia's death row is still waiting for word from the governor. teresa lewis is slated to die in less than a week for plotting the murders of her husband and stepson for money. a judge sentenced the two trigger men to life, but luis got death. despite an iq of just 72, which is barely above mental retardation. >> she is not mentally retarded, but she is very, very close to it. >> she's not by any means a genius. she is certainly smart enough to be held accountable for her terribly vile actions. >> i'm scott broome in silver spring where there's a tragedy earlier today. a 1 1/2-year-old boy managed to get himself tangled in the cords of window shades. and he did not survive. >> it appears to be a tragic accident. they found the little boy tangled up in the drapery cord in the bedroom where his bed is. >> the baby got tangled inside of it. we don't know how, because we weren't there. detectives are here, it's crazy. >> the initial information that we have is that they had put him down for a nap and somehow he gott
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of the way. >> reporter: the fire marshal is the president of the virginia fire prevention association, which is pushing to require builders to install sprinklers in homes. he says the industry has to weigh the possible losses against added costs and what people can afford. >> yesterday one of the firefighters was talking about vinyl siding and what that may have -- how that may have contributed in the fire. what does the fire marshal say about that? >> any firefighter they talk to they to be like vinyl siding in general but they say it is the case everywhere. it is cheap and easy to maintain so you can't stop vinyl siding. you can't require brick. it is too costly, but he says what people need to do is practice better fire safety. he said just in manassas alone, in the last year, they had $100,000 worth of kitchen fires. he said people need to pay attention. they cannot leave grills burn thong porch and walk away. be cognizant of fire safety. and it would do a lot of good, he says. >> thank you for that report. >>> 0 record record-breaking heat across the area tonight. top
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Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
visit to a small business in virginia on thursday, to roll out their proposal. and it calls for cutting $100 billion out of the government programs except the military. it would leave bush era tax cuts in place for everyone and appealing their health care plan remacing it, with a smaller version. >> with this pledge, republicans will save the american dream as it drowns in a sea of red ink. we will not allow the torch of liberty to be mortgaged. >> reporter: as they unvailed the plan, republican leaders called on democrats to join them and to start work on it right away. but that's unlikely. most democrats made it clear that they reject the pledge to america. >> and if this is implemented, what we're going to see is the infliction of a plague on america. >> reporter: as for voters, polls show the economy and the deficit are a top concern. the ones we talked to had their own proposals. >> that's spending more money than we're taking it if many. >> we need to forget about health care and we need to worry about the people losing their homes in the foreclosures. i would like for the
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Sep 2, 2010 4:00am EDT
carolina to the virginia border. a hurricane watch from delaware and also includes martha's vineyard. kim brown is in kill devil island with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. earl picked up steam and it is tracking closer to the outer banks. about 50 miles off cape hatteras. that is where it is expected to pass. in the communities of -- south of here, there are those nonresident and they have until this morning to get out. kevin isn't sticking around for earl, even if it means cutting his labor day weekend short. >> better to be a little away. >> reporter: the monster hurricane could reach north carolina late tonight or early friday before rolling up the east coast. watches and warnings stretch all the way to cape cod, massachusetts. while earl is expected to stay offshore, as it makes its way north, a slight shift could put millions in harm's way. >> that's why it's important to take the time now while the skies are clear and weather is great to make sure you have a plan and you're ready just in >> reporter: many aren't wasting any time, boarding up -- >> you nev
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Sep 9, 2010 5:00am EDT
everyone, right. thank you, jess. >>> virginia governor has released details of his plans to privatize the liquor industry. the he says the state can raise a half billion dollars by selling the abc stores and take in $230 million a year by auctioning 1,000 liquor licenses. the bulk will go to grocery and discount stores. small stores and pharmacies will get the rest. the governor wants the money to find highway congestion relief projects. >> i have always been sort of a -- in favor of privatizing wherever it can be done but it has to save money and turn those funds back in though community and i'm not sure i see how that's going to happen yet. but if that is what will happen i think it is a good idea. >> reporter: many democrats are skeptical of the plan voicing concerns that tripling the number of alcohol outlets lynn crease alcoholism and drunk driving. >>> could a christmas tree hope the door to the kkk? a board voted to allow displays this holiday season. meaning any decorations can go up as long as they are safe. one who voted no said they are worried about them having to accept displ
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Sep 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
okay from t 5 past 270. live conditions here at university. virginia 66 heading eastbound tracking the trip, as well. everything is good from centreville past 50 to the capital beltway. as we take you over to 395 northbound, lanes are wide open. no issues to report making your way from t 5 past shirlington and beyond. back to you. >>> campaign 2010 in the district has led to a new mayor. voters ousted mayor fenty in the democratic primary in favor of city council chairman vincent gray. with 90% of precincts reporting gray leads with 53% of the vote to fenty's 48%. -- 46%. chris fin fisher is live with more. >> this race wasn't called until 2:00 this morning. and gray didn't even give his tip stance speech until a half hour later. so this is a very, very late night for even involved from all the campaign workers here at the headquarters to the campaign itself. vince gray took the stage at 2:30 this morning. this victory virtually assures that gray will be the city's next mayor. after all he has no republican challengers and fenty previously said he will not be a write in candidate.
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Sep 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
all day long. be aware of that. checking out the inner loop in virginia. not seeing problems from 95 to 66. and then finally 86 eastbound if you are make -- 66 eastbound if you are making your way to the beltway everything is clear there. >> thank you. >>> it is labor day. so just about every government office is closed except for a certain dmv offices in virginia. they will be opening in a couple of showers. kristin fisher is live with the reason. >> reporter: good morning, angie. i doubt that a trip to the dmv is how most people want to spend they are labor day weekend but if you are one of the thousands affected by these cent computer failures it may not be a bad idea. this location in alexandria is one of 14 locations across the state that will be open this labor day. other locations, include leesburg, woodbridge and fair oaks. the alexandria, leesburg and woodbridge locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the fair oaks location from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. the reason for all of these extended hours is because virginia's dmv is trying to dig itself out of a backlog of d
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Sep 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
has less than four days to live. virginia governor says he will not spare the life of the 41- year-old woman. lewis would become the first woman executed in virginia in nearly a century. she is scheduled to die by lethal injection thursday by plotting to have her husband and stepson killed in 2002 so she could collect a $250,000 life insurance policy. lewis supporters argue she doesn't deserve to die because she is borderline mentally retired and manipulated by a smarter conspirator. >>> iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york city for the annual general assembly of the united nations. sunday he was interviewed by the associated press. he says the future belongs to iran and the united states must except that iran has a major role in the world. >> the mothers of two hikers still being held in iran won a face-to-face meeting with the country's president. >> we are encouraged that perhaps the humanitarianism will be renewed and continued and josh and shane will be home soon. >> reporter: they spoke at a new york news conference sunday with sarah shourd hours after she ret
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Sep 9, 2010 7:00pm EDT
panhandle of west virginia where they have a burning ban there until further notice. as alex mentioned, watch your cigarette buds, don't burn anywhere. do not burn anything. a clear sky that will be cool. turn off the alaska, open up the windows. low temperatures in the 60s. and we'll come back and we'll talk about the weekend forecast. we've got the turns in town. we've got the skins in town, we've got nascar down in richmond, all kinds of things going on. they will stay dry. >>> all right, thank you, top. let's get outside for the evening rush. a rough night on the road to home. >> yeah, that's right, derek. a thursday. but it sure looks like friday out there on the roadway. you can see that on the outer loop, still jam packed here, all the way down to 66, no breakaway point for them for the commuters traveling on this route. on the inner loop though, a little better, carrying the better minimal delays onto the university boulevard. switch over to i-66. all those headlights coming towards you. so a lot of congestions to deal with here. and from over to the fairfax county parkway. you
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Sep 13, 2010 6:30pm EDT
? ove, go long! >>> if you live in northern virginia you may have a little extra time to pay your car and property taxes, the personal one them partnershipper had a problem and so 115,000 of you in arlington, falls church and alexandria are getting an unexpected gift. in arlington the county is pushing the due date on your tack bill back to october 15th. 45,000 bills went out last week, and another 70,000 will go out this week. if you don't know yet about -- we don't know yet about alexandria and falls church. >>> chevy chase bank is no more. they are now capital one. the mclean based company is the ninth largest bank in the country based on deposit and employs 4,000 people in the region. >>> looking at neighborhood news, it is a challenge from one local pastor. a 90 day challenge to a church to lose weight and be healthy. you can read more at wusa9.com and check on the news in your backyard at where you live on the center of the page back in a few minutes. hi! welcome to progressive.com. come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's pro
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Sep 28, 2010 4:00am EDT
also visit iowa and virginia. >>> more hot weather is expected in southern california today. on monday it was so hot the thermometers stopped working. the triple digit heat triggered numerous power outages and at one point last night, more than 30,000 customers were without electricity. kend us gibson has more on the record-breaking heat. >> reporter: downtown los angeles has never been this hot. the mercury shattered the city's all-time record, climbing to 113 degrees. >> it was like walking into an oven. the ground, you feel the heat through the shoes and the intensity. you could see the heat swells flowing off the asphalt >> reporter: the unusually hot temperatures have made to an unbearable start to autumn for southern california. >> ridiculous. the calendar's a liar. >> reporter: the thermometer at this construction site hit 90 degrees at 9:00 a.m. monday, which for kevin meant one thing. >> pretty hot. i mean, it can only get worse. >> reporter: ever since fall began, southern california has been in the grips of this heat wave. with temperatures averaging more than 20 degrees abo
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Sep 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, lots of sunshine, we love that. not good for the fire danger. and so out in eastern west virginia, they have a burning ban on there and an extreme drought, severe drought through culpepper up to western fairfax county. so really, they issued a drought watch for the entire metro area. let's try to conserve water and watch the fires and the cigarette buds. all right, clear skies tonight. it will be cool and crisp. winds diminish, turning off the ac, opening up the windows, not too far. low temperatures in the 50s. we're looking at low 50s in the burbs. 59 downtown. and 53 in bowie. 54 in manassas. tomorrow morning, great, sunshine, breezy and cool. 50s and 60s. by the afternoon, a gorgeous day. mostly sunny, breezy. still spectacular highs in the upper 70s. winds increase just a little bit at 10 to 15. all right, west of the device, you're in the 60s, but you're fighting the brisk in oakland. you'll need a sweater there all day. mid-70s, winchester, culpepper, almost 80. 77 in manassas. just beautiful. upper 70s on the water. small craft advisory for them. the next seven days, upper
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Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >>> the u.s. supreme court is the only chance a virginia woman has to avoid execution this week. theresa lewis was denied clemency. the 41-year-old mother and grandmother is the only woman on virginia's death row. she is also set to be the first woman executed in the state in nearly a century. lewis was convicted of conspiring with two men to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. right now her execution is scheduled for thursday. >>> ever since the d.c. council chairman vincent gray won last week's mayoral primary, the question on many people's mind is whether or not school chancellor michelle rhee will be staying. kristin fisher reports that we could have an answer sometime this week. >> reporter: well michelle rhee will return from vacation this week and when she does, she'll meet with vince gray about her future or lack there of as d.c. school chancellor. now her school reform was a major issue throughout the battle. supporters of michelle rhee and fenty credited them for making tough decisions to improve d.c. schools but opponents have accused her of alienat
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Sep 13, 2010 4:30am EDT
small businesses. this one is in northern virginia. access to capital is bringing together local banks, entrepreneurs and business owners to exchange information and discuss the type of loans available and lending criteria and runs until noon. two things to look for today. >>> for more "living $mart" headlines, log on to our website at was wusa and click on the living smart tab on the front page. >>> coming up, several 9/11 first responders find themselves lingering with health issues nearly a decade after the attack. >>> and residents in some parts of colorado return home after a wildfire last week. howard? . >>> welcome back to 9 news now. hundreds of residents who live near boulder, colorado are returning to their homes after a devastating wildfire last week. the blaze, one of the worst in the state's history destroyed more than 1550 homes. another fast-moving wildfire broke out over the weekend in loveland, colorado and i'm reading up on this and they are saying more than 600-acres beened in loveland forcing authorities to pool their resources from boulder to help out. really
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Sep 18, 2010 11:00pm EDT
americans in northern virginia. two other men, including her husband, have been charged. but that was hardly the case when i visited laha a year ago. $100,000 worth of diamonds, gold and other valuables snatched away. her community scared, paranoid and skeptical of everyone who came into their neighborhood. >> now, at least they can go to their house, sleep in their house. the house is a place where you live, and it was a hunting place. >> reporter: according to court documents, she found them by going to the white pages and having a scanner, tuned to police frequencies, she broke into dozens of homes. she listened to police scanners to make sure they wouldn't get caught while her accomplices stole priceless jewels. they felt victimized once again when the cases were dismissed on the state level. it all changed when the feds took over. >> the families still hold out hope that one day soto will lead them to the precious jewelry and gold that meant so much to them. >> it was like my tenth anniversary ring i get back, or like, my engagement ring. it's just, i hope we get something. or my
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Sep 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
town but accident- free through virginia and maryland. moving onto 395 folks, leaving d.c. via this route, no major complaints coming from drivers in this part of town once you hit 95, though, it will be slow from fairfax county parkway to route 123. and finally, we are going to wrap it up in d.c. where here in the traffic center we are also keeping our eyes on the police activity around the u street area. u street closed between 9th and 14th streets. you will want to take florida avenue to get around this. back to you. >> thanks. >>> still ahead tonight, confusion at the university of texas after a gunman opened fire on campus before shooting himself. >>> plus the battle over the will left by the late anna nicole smith's husband heads back to the u.s. supreme court. >>> from back yard politics to big college rallies. president obama hits the campaign trail hard for democrats. i'm joel brown at the white house. >>> president obama is on a campaign style swing through three states in two days. he's raising cash and supporting democrats running for office this november and with contro
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